Treatment of snoring with positional therapy in patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

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Position therapy plays a role in treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether position therapy using a head-positioning pillow (HPP) could reduce snoring sounds in patients with mild-to-moderate positionalOSAS, taking into account the potential confounding effects of body weight. A total of 25 adults with positional OSAS (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI]supine:AHInon-supine ≥ 2) were prospectively enrolled. Patients were asked […]

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Novel Positional Devices for the Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and How This Relates to Sleep Surgery.

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POSITIONAL THERAPY Ravesloot MJL, Benoist L, van Maanen P, de Vries N. Abstract If untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) develops as a gradual progressive disease. In the early stage of the disease most patients with OSA are positional. The archetypical patient might progress from simple positional snoring via positional early-stage mild disease to less positional moderate and finally nonpositional severe OSA. At first, the apnea-hypopnea index […]

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The undervalued potential of positional therapy in position-dependent snoring and obstructive sleep apnea-a review of the literature.

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Ravesloot MJ1, van Maanen JP, Dun L, de Vries N. Author information Abstract PURPOSE: Research during the past 10-20 years shows that positional therapy (PT) has a significant influence on the apnea-hypopnea index. These studies are predominantly performed as case series on a comparably small number of patients. Still, results have not found their way into the daily diagnostic and treatment […]

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Continuous and Loud Snoring Only in the Supine Posture.

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Oksenberg A1, Gadoth N1. Author information Abstract Snoring and suspected sleep apneas are the most frequent causes for referral for a sleep study. Snoring varies across night and is usually recorded in all body postures. Here we report a unique patient showing continuous and loud snoring only in the supine posture. KEYWORDS: body posture; positional therapy; sleep; snoring; supine See in Full J Clin […]

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Positional therapy in the management of positional obstructive sleep apnea—a review of the current literature

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Article: Positional therapy in the management of positional obstructive sleep apnea—a review of the current literature Olabimpe Omobomi · Stuart F. Quan Abstract: More than 50% of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients have worsening of their OSA in the supine position (positional obstructive sleep apnea [POSA], commonly defined as supine to non-supine apnea hypopnea index (AHI) ratio of ≥ […]

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Avoiding the supine position during sleep lowers 24 h blood pressure in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients.

Berger M1, Oksenberg A, Silverberg DS, Arons E, Radwan H, Iaina A. Author information Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is a common clinical condition affecting at least 2-4% of the adult population. Hypertension is found in about half of all OSA patients, and about one-third of all patients with essential hypertension have OSA. There is growing evidence that successful treatment […]

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